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Roncalli College – Annual Sports Exchange

Term Three … St Thomas’ jumped into a few buses to make our way down to Roncalli College for our annual sports exchange. We took down 1st XV Rugby, 1st V Basketball, 1st XI Football, Senior Debating, U15 Rugby, Junior 1st V Basketball, Junior 1st XI Football, and Junior Debating.

STC were off to a great start for the 1st XV Rugby leading 24-0 at halftime, however Roncalli woke up and dominated the early period of the 2nd half pulling the score back to 24-17. STC stuck to their processes and were rewarded with consecutive tries to finish the game with 43 points to Roncalli’s 31.

Full time score 43 – 31 (Halftime 24 – 0)


Francis Pasikala x 2

Joshua Reihana

Zachariah Amituanai

Nataleni Taufateau

Kole Harmer

Elisara Vaifale


Cormack Tarrant x 2

Ted Coleman x 2

Our Junior X1 played Roncalli’s second X1, keeping the ball and finishing well, and playing excellent football.

The team won 11-0.

3 Dylan Barbour Ryan
3 Memphis Vaszilyko
2 George Campbell
1 Lewis Partridge
1 Luka Fields
1 Own Goal

Goal Keeper, Angus Dempster, will be happy with his work.

An exciting team with a big future.

Our senior side left a number of players at home, which meant several others had the chance to start. This also created a very exciting opportunity for Year 9’s Lewis Partridge, Alex Ballard, George Campbell and Memphis Vaszilyko to make their debuts for the First X1.
The final score was 4-1 to St Thomas.
Jake Charlton scored his maiden goal for STC. Tom Downes, Callum Murdoch and Seth Simpson scored the others.

The 1st V Basketball team fought out a tough win over Roncalli, picking up four injuries during the game tested our depth, but eventually held on for a low scoring 44-37 win! Quinn Lavery leading the way with 13 points.

With probably the biggest win of the exchange, our Junior 1st V basketball with another dominant performance in their build up to South Island, Senior 1st V Players Tanae Lavery, Tautahi Briggs, and Zavier Harema were too good for Roncalli juniors leading us to an 95-29 win!

Both our debating teams wrapped up the exchange with two convincing arguments to secure the exchange for STC.